Tuesday, May 17, 2011


How creepy is this ring!

It looks like a baby alien hand grasping your finger. Where's the baby alien's body, you ask? It's in yours. The only cool thing that redeems this bizarro creation is that it's meta-jewelry.
[found at Weston Jewelry.]

Fortunately, this estate/antique jewelry store has other rings that are hands-down (and sans hands) gorgeous.

sapphire, diamond, and platinum
Seriously?? So so so so sooo beautiful. It's also $8000 and already sold.pink sapphire, white gold
How pretty! I like the proportions between the width of the band and the circle. This one's only $650. "Only."

Now, I'm really not a diamond kind of girl, but I can definitely this ring on my finger--
diamond and white gold
My face in emoticon-ese: :-O!
Seriously seriously seriously WOW.
See more shots of this piece of beauty here.
And this one's still available! [Hint hint to a certain someone! Quick!]
And it's only $1900! :)

And this one's adorable.

diamond and white gold
(But I'd prefer the other diamond ring. In case you're wondering.)

But if you're in the Salt Lake area and interested in vintage jewelry, I would highly recommend Antoinette's. The man there is so sweet and really knows his stuff. And you have to actually go to the store because I promise you these pictures don't do the pieces justice. I promise. Here are some that were particularly stunning in person.
aquamarine, pearls, yellow gold, c. 1890s.
Plus, Antoinette's has reasonable prices. This one was $350. (It's already sold.)

amethyst and white gold, c. 1920
I absolutely love the filigree on this. $450.

There was also a gorgeous necklace there of a coral cameo on a diamond-shaped gold place with three tiny pearls dangling from the side and bottom corners, but apparently they don't update their website very often. My ring is even still up there...

PS I'm in Japan, in case you didn't know, for an English-teaching internship. I suppose I'll have to blog about that at some point. I'll be here until the end of August.

PPS I have a pinterest now, so if you're interested, follow me! I haven't done anything with it yet, though, so don't get too excited.


natalie johansen said...

Such amazing rings! I can see how you could get lost in ring shopping. Oh, and I would love to hear about Japan! My younger sister's boyfriend, Taylor I-don't-remember-his-last-name is also in Japan teaching English. Anyway, you should blog more! :)

Musing Elitist said...

like the last ring especially. however, the meta ring takes the cake.